Thursday, June 14, 2012

three and a half

i remember thinking three and a half was soooo old. holding my 8 month old baby, giving a dirty look to the parents of the child with the messy hair and snotty nose. my baby was perfect and new. she was still unblemished. no scratches, no bruises, perfect skin intact. still, i could tell those parents loved that child, no longer a baby, growing taller and leaner, losing dimples in fingers and elbows. and now we are here.



























































i never knew here could be so wonderful. reading books with you in the dark, having dance parties where you say "follow me mama. do this!," patting out dough and how proud you are when you really did do it yourself. i want to soak up every second of my only child. cement my love for you in this time so you will have it to carry always. it is a strange feeling knowing that you are becoming scared of the dark, wondering who is your best friend, realizing that some people will go and some people will stay. my next move is to say that seven (half your life from now) is forever away, but i know it will come. and when it does, i want to know that i didn't miss a second in between.

here you are at 2 and a half...















































































at 18 months...








































and at 6 months (your first trip to new york city!)


7 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post! And good job to you for documenting the milestones. You make me really look forward to the relationship I will [hopefully] have with my daughter one day.

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  2. I love reading your blog, I live in the UK, and have found some of your articles and posts really interesting and inspiring. My daughter Savannah has just turned three and we follow where possible a Steiner inspired life. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Stella-thislife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. 3 1/2 has never been so cute!!

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  4. She is one utterly adorable little girl! Enjoy every moment - and never fear - my chap is now 11 and he is just as divine as when he was 3 1/2 - and he still likes to snuggle up and just be with me. Each age is different - you just capture new memories. Let's hope I don't comment in a few years time with arrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhh - I'm channelling happy teenage years! Wish me luck!

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  5. incredible. so well put. teary eyes... love poppa.

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  6. She just might be the most adorable being to ever walk the earth :)

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  7. I just stumbled on this piece and it put a lump in my throat. My daughter is finishing her last two and a half weeks of preschool and I'm so sad to say good-bye to her baby years (I think my daughter is too). I sometimes feel like clinging on to these special last moments tooth and nail. (: Thank you for the beautiful post.

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